Accessibility

Roanoke College is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with access to the facilities and information they need to succeed in and out of the classroom, and that these resources are accessible in accordance with applicable law. Roanoke College has formed a taskforce to make the college website accessible to those with disabilities.

Report a Problem

To report any problems with the accessibility of this website, or any website in the roanoke.edu domain, contact the website administrators.

Accomodation Requests

Students - Contact Accessible Education Services
Faculty & Staff - Contact Human Resources
Guests - Contact the office or department sponsoring the event
 

Website Accessibility Policy

Roanoke College's goal is to make its website accessible to those with disabilities, striving to meet WCAG 2.0 AA-level compliance. The items listed below are not exhaustive, but represent the biggest areas where content creators must comply. 

  1. Ingeniux - In order to maintain extensive accessibility and privacy standards, all web content for college affiliated offices and services is required to be in the college content management system, Ingeniux.   
  2. Documents - The content on the website will be presented in a web-page format. Documents such as PDFs, Word documents and spreadsheets shall only be used with the approval of Michael Santoroski. College form documents will be converted to web forms, including those requiring a signature. Submitting a form will require a user to log on in order to make it secure and equivalent to an electronic signature. All forms will be located in Form Finder. Go here to start this process of converting paper forms to electronic forms.
  3. Tables - Tables will not be used in web pages, unless the Web Administrator determines there is no other way to present the data. This information will be converted to list format. If tables are used, they must be coded to be accessible so that screen readers can interpret the data properly. Contact Michael Santoroski or Whitney Anderson for assistance, or see this page for a template to use
  4. Images - All images on the website must contain alternative text, which is a text description of the image. Users adding an image must add the alt text at the time the image is added. Alt text must be no more than 100 characters in length. Images should not contain text as part of the image itself. An example of an image not to use on the website would be a poster meant for print use with lots of small, illegible text at web sizes. The exceptions to this rule would be things like logos, charts and graphs as long as the alternative text contains all of the text verbatim from the image. 
  5. Videos - All videos on the website must be closed captioned. The college has decided to use an outside service to accomplish this. Each office or department is responsible for closed captioning of their videos and paying the added cost for captioning. Contact Whitney Anderson in the Marketing and Communications office for assistance with video captioning.